Brisco Hoffman

Brisco Hoffman is the son of Norma-Jean Villemaire and Charles Hoffman, born in Indiana. He was a Trouper of Cercatori d'Arte.

Brisco Hoffman

by Nadir Lan

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Lauren

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Basics

Date of Birth

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1 July 2011

Gender

Male

Heritage

Birth place

Indiana

Species

Coyote-dog hybrid

Black Mouth Cur Dog
Southeastern Coyote

Luperci

Yes

Current

Mate None
Pack Cercatori d'Arte
Rank Trouper

Previous

Mates None
None

Table of Contents (hide)

  1.   1.  Appearance
    1.   1.1  Build and Species
    2.   1.2  Coloration
    3.   1.3  Forms
    4.   1.4  Other
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Demeanor
    2.   2.2  Ideals
  3.   3.  Interaction
  4.   4.  Relationships
    1.   4.1  Key Relations
    2.   4.2  Family: Families, Families, and Families
    3.   4.3  Minor Relations
    4.   4.4  Former Relations
    5.   4.5  Residence
    6.   4.6  Abilities
    7.   4.7  Inventory
  5.   5.  Achievements
  6.   6.  History
    1.   6.1  Timeline
    2.   6.2  Threads

1.  Appearance

Brisco is rather muscular and large given the fact that he is a mixture of a coyote and a dog. He carries a slender, fit build though it is well toned, covered in a short, dense coat of fur that ranges in color from a caramel to a light cream, though his snout, ears, tail tip and forelimbs are clad in a much darker, less saturated brown. The brute's eyes are a gentle teal, a stark contrast to his natural coat given the fact that yellows and browns are far more common for the eyes of wild canines.  He stands 6'2” in his tallest form (optime), weighing in near exactly 200 pounds, give or take a few given his eating habits for the week. When in this form he tends to wear only a pair of simple black pants – beginning at his waistline and traveling down to his mid-calf – that hug his legs to avoid the cloth catching fire during one of his performances; the male travels with his partner Nadir to perform various fire-related feats such as fire-eating. Besides his equipment he carries little with him, only having a fondness for food rather than material items. 

Rarely does the male shift into any form but his Optime, though occasionally he will for sake of travel; in his most feral form (the lupus form), he weighs near 63 pounds and around 27” in height.

1.1  Build and Species

Brisco's build slightly resembles that of a coyote, though he is a tad larger given the dog blood in him, causing him to be a bit more muscular and larger than the average coydog. His fur takes on the tawny colors of a common coyote though with far more mottled markings. Darker hues trail his muzzle, tail and feet, brought to him from the dog side of his family. His fur is dense and a tad shorter than the average coyote, Black Mouth Cur Dogs tending to have far shorter, rougher fur.

1.2  Coloration

  • Eyes: De York (#81c89a).
  • Fur:
    • Primarily Brandy (#dcbd99).
    • Kumera (#8c5e2a) and Leather (#91714b) form mottled patterns along his back in a blanket, as well as trailing down his forelimbs and along his neck and forehead.
    • Mondo (#483d30) creates sock patterns on his limbs as well as trails up his muzzle and marks the end of his tail.

1.3  Forms

Lupus

Secui

Optime

63 lbs (28.6 kg)
27 in (68.6 cm)

140 lbs (63.5 kg)
34 in (86 cm)

200 lbs (90.7 kg)
6ft 2in (188 in) (477 cm)

Brisco stands around 27 inches in Lupis form, weighing in at 63 pounds (see above for metric conversions). He does not often wear this form unless hunting.

Rarely ever in his Secui form, Brisco stands around 34 inches and weighs approx. 140 pounds. This is his least preferred form. The only time he generally uses it is when hunting larger game, considering the extra power it holds over lupus form.

Optime is Brisco's preferred form. He is often seen wearing a pair of black pants that hug his legs to avoid any extra opportunity for them to catch fire during one of his performances. Brisco does not have any sort of excess hair in his optime form.

1.4  Other

Modifications

  • Piercings: None.
  • Tattoos: None.
  • Scars: No notable scars, though occasionally a few patches of burnt hair can be seen before they have the chance to grow back.

Accessories

Clothes

2.  Personality

Brisco is by all means the typical male – outgoing, cocky, arrogant, fun and a bit of a showoff. More than most things he enjoys a good time, and the more enjoyable aspects of life are certainly what he focuses on. Rather than dwell on thoughts of money or hardship – which, given the fact that he tends to life on the streets, he has a lot of – his mind instead lingers on food, company and happiness. 

His day life is spent doing what he enjoys; from a pup he was raised to perform, and craves the attention of a nice crowd. The male is quite skilled in the art of fire-bending and aches to dazzle his audiences with his tricks. In the nighttime he tends to spend his days earnings on company, food and alcohol in no specific order. 

Though he may seem like a fool for believing he can live the high life while living on the streets, growing up the way he did formed him into a reasonably intelligent canine and he knows when to budget his money and put on his serious face. 

Always an outgoing soul, the brute tends to make friends – or, acquaintances – rather easily and never likes to be left alone, though he is uncomfortable with the idea of anyone truly getting to know him. His mind tends to linger in the present rather than the future, often making rash decisions and living in the moment without a thought for consequence. Occasionally his traveling partner, a young female called Nadir, sobers him up enough to think things through when she needs him to. However, one thing she can't ever seem to cure is his profound laziness on given days, having a tendency to refuse to perform due to the fact that he is 'simply not in the mood'.

2.1  Demeanor

Brisco tends to be rather relaxed and at ease, often lounging about leisurely. He holds a friendly air to him, often seeming open and somewhat aloof, a bit of a careless, go-lucky kind of guy.

2.2  Ideals

Interests

  • Likes: Fire, travel, company, food, a crowd/company
  • Dislikes: Lonliness, negative competition, critique, serious luperci

Traits

Hot-headed, outgoing, egotistic, stubborn, easy-going

  • Outlook: Optimistic
  • Expression: Extroverted, dominant
  • Alignment: True neutral

Fears

  • Failure, mockery, losing the uniqueness of his skills, losing those he is close to, accidentally getting a woman pregnant (it's more likely than it'd seem...)

Motivations

  • Food, fame, company

Biases

  • Packs: Brisco never belonged to a pack until CdA. He has no reason to dislike any.
  • Species: Though he has had a few run-ins with people he has disliked, he never pins it on the species.
  • Non-Luperci: He finds them difficult to interact with, and tends to hold little interest in them.
  • Gender: He prefers women considering the possibility for relationships, but doesn't mind chatting with other men.
  • Color: No bias-ness against colors.
  • Sexuality: Gay relationships somewhat confuse Brisco – he doesn't see how they could possibly be as pleasurable as straight ones – but he doesn't hate on them, either.
  • Age: He doesn't mind folks of any age. His siblings are both younger than he is, and for a while his grandmother lived on his home-town farm as well. He has had experience dealing with all ages.

Sexuality

Brisco is as straight as a steel rod, and he ain't bending. He loves his company and often has short boughs of romance with numerous women. Flirtatious to the core, his charming personality seems to send women his way, and never does he deny them. Though one day he figures he will settle down with someone, his life of constant travel has yet to permit any sort of consistent relationship and the male typically spends a night or two at most with a woman before heading to the next town.

Substances

Though the male does not do any sort of drug (he finds them too hard to come by and not worth the amount needed to trade for them), he does enjoy alcohol every now than then. He does not by any means need to be drunk to have a good time, but a small buzz is enjoyable to him and if he has extra items to spare he may be found exchanging them for a good bottle of whiskey.

Spirituality

Brisco was raised with a religion similar to the human's Christianity. His parents are strong believers in a higher power and they and their children would pray at each meal as well as before bed, and attended a local church-like gathering. Brisco, however, has his doubts as to how true their beliefs are. Rather than focus on the idea of an afterlife, he prefers to live the life he has to it's fullest extent, and spends his time partying and having a good time rather than praying and giving thanks.

3.  Interaction

  • Speech: Brisco carries an ever so slight country drawl, voice naturally a bit on the more masculine side though it carries very little of the rough tenor his father possessed.
  • Scent: Burnt fur and naphtha.

4.  Relationships

4.1  Key Relations

  • Nadir Lan: Nadir is his traveling partner and likely his best friend, though he would never admit it. She is the one who knows most about him besides his family and the two often spend a lot of time together, both coworkers and traveling companions.

4.2  Family: Families, Families, and Families

  • Mother: Norma-Jean Villemaire
  • Father: Charles Hoffman
  • Siblings: Saunders Hoffman, Mirabelle Hoffman
  • Extended: Brisco has numerous aunts and uncles and cousins, though he has relations with none.

(none of the above characters have been roleplayed on 'Souls)

4.3  Minor Relations

  • Brisco has encountered the following characters:

-Esmeralda Collins
-Skye Collins
-Cahan Leath-Rana

4.4  Former Relations

  • Granny Hoffman – deceased, never roleplayed on 'Souls

4.5  Residence

  • Brisco and Nadir have taken residence in a small stone house among the Locale in Thornbury. It contains two beds within one small bedroom area, as well as a tiny eating place with a table and a few counters. In the back room they have a small area that is similar to an above-ground cellar, or pantry, where they can store salted meats as well as less perishable items like grains and vegetables.

4.6  Abilities

Strengths

  • Fire-bending (Journeyman-Master): When Brisco was a young pup, he gained an interest in fire and joined a traveling group of performers, becoming an apprentice to the fire-eater there. The man taught him how to dance with fire, juggle flaming torches, eat fire, and perform various other amazing feats. Since then he has been traveling on his own or with Nadir, performing in towns he passes to earn a living. His skill is unique, not many others possessing the ability to perform with fire, and thus he is one of the most skilled in his work. He continues to learn and strive to perform new dangerous abilities, and so he does not consider himself a master given the fact that he has ideas for feats he has yet to perform.

Weaknesses

  • Character is prone to attachment issues. Brisco left his family when he was rather young after losing all his possessions in a fire that destroyed his home, yet managed to spark an interest in him for the flames. Since then he has traveled constantly, never settling down for more than a week at a time. Given this lifestyle he has become prone to being rather detached, knowing the people he meets will likely never cross his path again. Though he now lives in Cercatori d'Arte territory, his previous lifestyle has lead him to struggle in becoming attached to the new folks he meets. He is quick to make acquaintances but only for a temporary amount of time, rarely crossing the boundary into friendship.

4.7  Inventory

Trade

Brisco is most always open for the idea of a trade. Though he does not often have many possessions to his name, he is frequently in the market for things to add to his act, as well as various kinds of alcohol.

  • Offering: …...
  • Accepting: Alcohol, food, accessories

Items

Category of Things

  • Jars of Naphtha, a natural burning oil for his performances.
  • A bottle of whiskey; he enjoys drinking on occasion.
  • Leather sack for carrying around small items.

Category of Things

  • Mare for pulling small aravan.
  • Wagon/Caravan for carrying belongings during travels.

5.  Achievements

Pack Game

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Catacombs

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6.  History

Brisco was raised a country child, born in a barn and growing up in one. For the first several years of his life, he lived happily with his small family – his mother, father, and his younger brother Saunders. Though the lifestyle seems a tad dull given the fact that he went on to become a performer, it kept him happy and he enjoyed the peaceful serenity it had to offer.  When he was around 5 months old, however, the thunderstorms in the area began to grow worse than usual for the season. Lightning strikes were becoming more and more frequent, starting up small fires in the dry prairie grasses. Eventually the inevitable occurred – the barn and farmhouse the young lad had known all his life became a victim to the harsh weather and were set ablaze. 

Given their location, they lived miles from any sort of fire department. At first they tried to put out what they could with the hoses and buckets they had, but in a short time all they could do was get a safe distance and watch it burn. From then on, Brisco developed an interest in the fire that had taken his childhood from him, an anger that quickly developed into a curiosity in the ability to tame such a wild menace. Much to his parents concern he started to collect things like matches, magnifying glasses and lighters, anything to help him rediscover the disastrous force in a tamer environment. His fascination grew throughout his years, peaking when he noticed a traveling fire performer at a fair in town.  Rather than return home with his parents and sibling, he instead ran off, sneaking into the fire-bender's caravan and only making himself known once they were far from his homeland. After much discussion he convinced the man to take him on as an apprentice, traveling with him and learning until he was experienced enough to take on his own show and go his separate way.

Not long after he had begun to perform on his own, a young coyote, Nadir, came into his life, at first a competitor for his crowd, but soon after a coworker. The two combined forces, working together to draw in a crowd and put on a show. Since then, he has traveled with the young woman, perfectly fine giving up most of his share of the money in exchange for a good amount of grub and a svelte traveling partner.

6.1  Timeline

2011

July: Brisco was born to Norma-Jean Villamaire and Charles Hoffman. He is the only surviving pup from a litter of 4.

2012

March: Saunders and Mirabelle were born to Josaphine Greeley and Charles Hoffman. The pups were sent to live with their father. Norma-Jean took Brisco and herself to live with other family. Near the end of the month, she and Charles worked to patch things up for the sake of their son, and she moved back to their farm.
April: A thunderstorm early in the year strikes the Hoffman home. The farmhouse and most of the farm is burned to ruins.
June: Brisco runs away to join a traveling band of performers to learn the art of fire-bending.

2013

February: Brisco meets Nadir and the two begin to travel together.
August: Brisco and Nadir settle down in Thornbury after months of traveling and performing with one another.

6.2  Threads

2013

  1. Colors and Cares Glaze to Grey
    August 2, Brisco and his companion Nadir Lan arrive at Cercatori d'Arte territory. They wait at the border tree and are greeted by Skye Collins.
  2. Red the Rose
    August 3, Just after settling into their new home, Brisco leaves to wander the city and explore. He meets Esmeralda Collins, and the two go to the river to fish.
  3. Don't Burn the Bystander
    August 4, Having settled into Thornbury by now, Nadir deems it is time for Brisco to resume his practice. The two practice in public and gain the interest of Cahan Leath-Rana.
  4. In the Summer, Sun Prevails
    August 14, Tired of practicing in the hot August sun, Brisco seeks out a large tree to take shade under.

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